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CIC Regina presents: CHINA: Dialogue with Gordon Houlden & Susan Gregson (China Institute, University of Alberta)

April 1, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT


Link to join click here (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82977697203)

In light of the current context of Chinese-Canadian relations, the CIC South Saskatchewan Branch is pleased to present a webinar on China: a Dialogue with Gorden Houlden & Susan Gregson.

Dr. Nilgün Önder, Associate Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Regina and Associate Professor, Politics and International Studies, will be moderating this event.


Gordon Houlden is Director Emeritus of the China Institute, Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Professor of the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta.

Professor Houlden joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 1976, serving in Ottawa and abroad. Twenty-two of his years in the Canadian Foreign Service were spent working on Chinese economic, trade and political affairs for the Government of Canada including five postings in China. He also served at Canadian Embassy in Havana and Warsaw, and at Canada National Defence College. His last assignment before joining University of Alberta in 2008 was as Director General of the East Asian Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, responsible for Greater China, Japan, the Koreas and Mongolia.

Under Professor Houlden’s leadership, the China Institute focused on contemporary China studies, with an emphasis on Canada’s trade, investment and energy linkages with the PRC, and Asian security issues. For more information on Mr. Houlden’s experience, please visit: https://www.ualberta.ca/china-institute/about/people/director-emeritus.html 

Ms. Gregson served in the Canadian public service for 35 years, occupying several senior executive positions. Between 2013 and 2016, she was Assistant Deputy Minister for Asia Pacific at Global Affairs Canada. In Canada, she has served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Human Resources, Director General of Assignments and Executive Management, Director General, Regional Strategies, World Markets Branch, and Director, Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs and International Women’s Equality Division, all in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Susan has also represented Canada abroad. Her most noteworthy assignments were as Deputy High Commissioner in London, Consul General of Canada in Shanghai and Minister-Counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing. She holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of British Columbia and was a Canada-China Scholar at Nankai University and at Fudan University.


April 1, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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CIC South Saskatchewan (Regina) Branch